It's Tuesday, and time for a new Shopping Our Stash challenge. For this week's theme: Embellish Me, we ask you to make your own embellishment. Think of this as a perfect opportunity to use your stash to make something you need but might not have on hand. In my case, I made a button.
Here's my card, then I'll explain:
First, I'd like to mention that I've used a die and stamp set I've had for many years, and have maybe used once. Yes, I'm very proud.
My embellishment here is the pink (I KNOW) heart button. This all started innocently enough with me cutting about 17 of the apple and leaf dies. I might have a problem stamping straight. Also, I kept changing my mind about the color of the apple. Bonus fact: Did you know that if you don't get all the red off of a stamp, then try to stamp in green, it makes a really gross color?
When I finally got the colors and layers I wanted, I realized there was no heart die in the set, and I was NOT going to cut them out myself. I figured I had to have a tiny heart die in my collection that would fit in the center of the apple, and I did! In fact, it already had holes punched to make it into a button. :)
I die-cut about five of them, layered them, and stamped the top one with the heart from the stamp set using Hero Arts Bubble Gum ink. Then I threaded some embroidery thread through the holes and covered the top of the heart with Glossy Accents. Once it was dry, I stuck it onto the card and tied the bow.
Here it is in all its out-of-focus detail:
What decade was the apple green + pink clothing combination in vogue? I might have nailed it here.
Oh, and the card is only 5"x3.75", since the apple is small and I'm allergic to white space.
Wanna play? I know you do. :) Go into your stash and make an embellishment. Have some fun and just play with different things. If you are stuck for ideas, check out the SOS post to see what the other DT gals have made. Then use your embellishment on a project and go back to the SOS post to link up.
Thanks for stopping by!
Products used: white embroidery thread and the following: